Mount Meru Climbing

Mount Meru Trekking and Climbing Guides

Mount Meru is one of Africa's most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4565m, the fifth highest in Africa. Mount The Mount Meru is located within National Park, Tanzania's gem. This Mount Meru gives walkers the opportunity to spot some of the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. The Mount Meru ascend is quite steep, the Mount Meru route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The Mount Meru summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.

Weather permitting, Kilimanjaro can be seen in the West. There are two huts available to Mount Meru climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to climb Meru is between October and February. But also June to September.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.

Grade C a strenuous climb so you need to be very fit in order to achieve this trek, you should be use to long trekking and had some high altitude experience.

 

Accommodation You can be booked into a hotel in Arusha or Moshi in order to climb Mt Meru. You can also fly into Nairobi or Kilimanjaro and catch the shuttle bus to either town. Mount Meru is easily accessible from Arusha.

From Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi is about 45 mins and one hours to Arusha. From Nairobi airport it is about 5 hours drive to Arusha which is an interesting drive and gives you a good feel about the place and the way people live. Well worth the trip! This trek is often done as a warm up and acclimatisation climb for Mount Kilimanjaro. Many tour companies offer a combination package. The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to it's Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya counterparts.

 

5 Days Mount Meru Climbing  Mount Meru Climbing

This trek is often done as a warm up and acclimatisation climb for Mount Kilimanjaro. Many tour companies offer a combination package. The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to it's Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya counterparts. Marangu Route + Mount Meru

Kilimanjaro Climbing Machame route combined with Mount Meru Machame Route + Mount Meru

Mount Meru climbing combined with a Tanzania Safari Mount Meru + Safari